Posts Tagged ‘Fan Films’



Improv Everywhere: Star Wars Subway Car

StarWars.com Team | July 14, 2010

Star Wars is everywhere so it was only a matter of time before Improv Everywhere took their own stab at bringing their favorite scenes to the masses. Since 2001, Improv Everywhere has entertained the public at random in New York City. Some of their 100 improv stunts include Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride, and now Star Wars Subway.

For their latest mission, the group staged a reenactment of the first Princess Leia and Darth Vader scene from Star Wars on a New York City subway car.

The white walls and sliding doors on the train reminded us of the Rebel ship from the movie, and we thought it would be fun to see how people would react to a surprise appearance by the iconic characters. We spread out the actors along the train line, staging it so they would enter the right car at the right time.

The people on the train went crazy for Vader. I think they thought the joke was over once the Stormtroopers got on, but Vader just topped it so well. One thing we learned is that almost every human will immediately take out their camera when they see Darth Vader. We’ve done lots of crazy missions on the subway over the years, but I have never seen so many people taking photographs of our performance. How can you not take a photo of Darth Vader? It’s impossible to resist!

WATCH VIDEO: Star Wars Subway Car

Be sure to check out the Improv Everywhere site for the behind-the-scenes story about the Star Wars Subway Car stunt.

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My Pet AT-AT?

StarWars.com Team | June 28, 2010

Filmmaker and Star Wars fan Patrick Boivin made this heartwarming and adorable short movie about an AT-AT toy that lives its life like the family dog.

Boivin says: “When I was a kid, there are two things I wanted badly and never got… A real dog and a Kenner AT-AT Walker.”

WATCH VIDEO: AT-AT day afternoon
(via Vimeo)

Bear Wielding a Lightsaber!

StarWars.com Team | June 6, 2010

You don’t need to be human to have lightsaber skills! Check out this video of “Kung Fu Bear” from Japan to see for yourself!

WATCH VIDEO: Kung Fu Bear Finds a Lightsaber

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R2-D2 Beeps The Best Dance Beats

StarWars.com Team | May 21, 2010

Robots are built to beep, but who knew they could be remixed into one heck of a dance song? Thanks to the mixing Jedi known as Eclectic Method, we’ll never look at R2-D2 again without wishing he’d DJ our next party.

WATCH VIDEO: Eclectic Method – “Robots”

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SOURCE: Gizmodo

The Empire Strikes Back ’50s Premake!

Bonnie Burton | May 19, 2010

We all know that filmmaker George Lucas was influenced by the old sci-fi serials of his childhood when he made the Star Wars films. But now you can see how much those shows really did make their mark with this fan-made tribute to The Empire Strikes Back using old film footage. Bravo!

Let’s turn back the clock, shall we? Back to a distant time in an alternate universe far, far away… The 50s! It was a simpler age of 3-D movies, and robots named Robby, Gort, and Tobor. A hidden gem of this period in cinema is a little film called The Empire Strikes Back, the second chapter in a planned three-part epic science fiction trilogy.

While the preceding and succeeding episodes were never actually produced due to budgetary constraints, Empire shines as an example of 1950s 3-D space opera. The re-release of this trailer coincides with the 60th anniversary of this amazing film.

VIDEO: “Premakes” The Empire Strikes Back (1950)

VIDEO: Frame By Frame Breakdown

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Ewok Karaoke!

StarWars.com Team | April 22, 2010

Forget singing hits from Journey, Madonna and Lady Gaga. What fans really want is to sing the Ewok celebration song!

You’re in luck!

WATCH VIDEO: Ewok Karaoke
(via CollegeHumor.com)

“Galactic Empire State of Mind” Music Video

StarWars.com Team | March 29, 2010

Sometimes our fans do something so amazing, that even Darth Vader has to be impressed. The Jedi Masters & Sith Lords over at CollegeHumor.com made this awesome fan movie to the soundtrack of Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind.”

There’s a rapping Darth Vader, a singing Princess Leia playing Max Rebo’s keyboard, not to mention some sweet dance moves from various Rebel pilots, Ewoks, stormtroopers and Chewbacca. Even Boba Fett, R2-D2 and C-3PO stop by.

Our lightsabers salute you, College Humor.

WATCH VIDEO: Galactic Empire State of Mind
(via CollegeHumor.com)

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Ke$ha + Star Wars “Tik Tok” Music Video Spoof!

StarWars.com Team | March 4, 2010

Ever wonder what would happen if Princess Leia “woke up one morning feeling like P. Diddy” and had to find her way home while running from stormtroopers with the help of Han Solo, C-3PO and Chewie — all while singing Ke$ha’s dance hit “Tik Tok?”

Check out this impressive Star Wars themed Ke$ha “Tik Tok” music video spoof by the talented fans Eddie King and Tyler Marshall!

Bonus points to the crew for the hilarious low-rent C-3PO costume and for turning a mini-van into the Falcon! The dance party scene at the end makes us wish Comic-Con hosted a geek prom just for us.

WATCH MUSIC VIDEO:
Ke$ha + Star Wars “Tik Tok” Music Video Spoof!

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SOURCE: ClubJade.net

Attack of the Star Wars Opening Crawl

Bonnie Burton | February 1, 2010

Ever wonder what happened to the opening crawl of Star Wars after we were done reading it as it floated across the screen? Apparently, it crashed to earth, taking out cars, signs, buildings and people…that is, until the U.S.S. Enterprise showed up.

My friends and I were bored one day during Christmas Break and decided to make a quick movie. We shot this in 30 minutes and only used 8 minutes of tape. I then proceeded to spend 3 and a half weeks putting in the visuals for the film. Special thanks to the Action Essentials 2 kit from Videocopilot.net, and Jason Lee for his Enterprise model.

WATCH VIDEO: Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Star Wars Fan Movie Winner directs Trenches

StarWars.com Team | January 27, 2010

The directors, actors, screenwriters and additional crew who take the time, effort and money to make their own Star Wars fan films always hold a special place in our hearts. So when we see past winners of the Star Wars Film Movie Challenge end up making their dreams come true in the entertainment industry, we get excited.

Past fan film winner Shane Felux who made Star Wars Revelations, then won with Pitching Lucas, is now showing his talents on a new original online series called Trenches.

Set on a war-torn alien planet, Trenches is about a young soldier and his squad forced to team up with their enemies to fight vicious beasts. It features more than 400 effects shots, a huge number for an Internet show.

(Star Wars prequels producer) Rick McCallum himself told me to go and do my own thing, to go out and make my own story, and Trenches was that step forward.

Read the full article here:
‘Trenches,’ discarded Disney digital project, lands at Sony
(via Los Angeles Times)